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HMS Protector Gets Busy in the Antarctic

The Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol ship has been carrying out an intense programme of Antarctic Treaty inspections since the start of the new year. It has been a busy summer for HMS Protector which...

New Commander Steps aboard USS Cole

Cmdr. James Quaresimo relieved Cmdr. Dennis Farrell as commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) during a change of command ceremony in port of Piraeus,… [[ This is a...

Russia Ready to Supply India With Anaerobic Submarines

Russia could supply the Indian Navy with “stealthy” submarines, equipped with air-independent propulsion (AIP) systems if India opens a tender for them, a senior official at Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation told RIA...

China launches fourth Type 071 LPD

Key Points China launched three ships from its Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai on 22 January, including the fourth Type 071 landing platform dock The other two were a Type 054A frigate and a Type...

USMC prepares for amphibious combat vehicle contest

Key Points The USMC is looking to acquire 204 ACV 1.1 vehicles between 2018 and 2022 ACV 1.2 will reintroduce an organic over-the-horizon, ship-to-shore capability The US Marine Corps (USMC) is assessing industry responses...

Taiwan commissions 20,000-tonne combat support ship

The Republic of China Navy (RoCN) took delivery on 23 January of a newly completed fast combat support ship. Panshih was built by state-owned Kaohsiung-based shipbuilder CSBC Corporation at a cost of USD130 million....

ST Kinetics expands investment in Brazil

ST Kinetics, the land systems division of Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering), has injected funds into its Brazilian automotive maintenance, repair, and overhaul services (MRO) company Technicae Projetos e Serviços Automotivos Ltda (Technicae). ST...

GRSE launches third Mk IV LCU for Indian Navy

Key Points The vessel will bolster the Indian Navy’s amphibious capabilities India’s future landing craft capability may be deployed in regions where it can be used to offset the presence of other navies India’s...

Russia considering supply of AIP-equipped submarines to India

Russia has reportedly expressed an interest in supplying air-independent propulsion (AIP)-equipped submarines to the Indian Navy, if a tender is floated, a senior official from Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation has said. …read...

Transparent Sea: The Unstealthy Future Of Submarines

WASHINGTON: Submarines have been America’s invisible advantage since World War II. But the oceans are getting more transparent. New detection technologies from low-frequency sonar to flashing LEDs — plus the big data computing power...

New Commander Takes Charge of DESRON 9

Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9 welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony in the Grand Vista Ballroom on Naval Station Everett (NSE), Jan. 21. Capt. Christopher M. Engdahl, a native… [[ This...

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